Karen Bonar

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Faculty/Staff Title:  Associate Coordinator of Marketing and Communications
Extension:  4345
Box:  32
Office:  Marketing Office
Office/Department:  Marketing and Communications Office
Degrees:  B.S., Kansas State University

Karen Bonar officially joined the KWU MARCOM team on Dec. 22, 2020, following a near five-year stretch at the Catholic Diocese of Salina. There, she served as the editor, lead photographer and chief writer for The Register, the Diocese’s monthly newspaper. Bonar has a journalism career that dates back nearly 18 years, including stops in Hays, Independence and at the Salina Journal. She has won numerous reporting awards during her time in the industry, and also captured the Best Front Page honor from the Catholic Press Awards earlier in 2020. Bonar is also an accomplished photographer, known in the area for her freelance work, and has shot KWU Commencement events in the past.